pHRv1:DB Delayed

covers for Damnation Brigade graphic novel

Front and back covers for the upcoming Damnation Brigade graphic novel; artwork by Ian Bateson, 2012; touch-up by Chris Chuckry, 2012; prepared by Jim McPherson, 2013

Sorry to say “The Damnation Brigade” graphic novel has been delayed yet again. The good news is the cover’s done, with adjustments, whereas the innards are thoroughly cleaned and ready for prime time. Unfortunately, deciding how best to print it remains conundrum-inducing,

Would prefer to release it in typical size for graphic novels, roughly 10 1/4 by 6 1/2, but cost estimates coming in at over $5.00 per book. And that doesn’t allow me to keep retail price under $12.00 a book, not if I’m to make anything myself it doesn’t.

Alternative of going the 6×9 trade paperback route (like the regular, all-prose novels and mini-novels) would lower per book price considerably but it just wouldn’t look right. Any thoughts?

Stay tuned for decision.


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  3. Ka-Blam is expensive but I think it’s worth it if you can keep the size right. Call me old-fashioned but I like graphic novels comic book sized not trade paperback size.

    • Actually, thinking about it now, there’s also something called ComicXpress or some such. Plus I believe that digital site, Drive Through, is now doing print. Could be wrong, though.

      • Shall look into both, soon. In the meantime, look for the e-version of “Goddess Gambit” under your virtual Mithramas tree (assuming you’re a genuine pHant pHan). (A David Go-Go Xmas song contains good line. After complaining about his vegan girlfriend for a verse or so, he implores her: “Don’t be a hippie, I want a real tree.”) It’ll be the Kindle version, which means you can open it on your I-phone or I-pad, if you have such things. Might get the epub version out before New Years as well. Both versions will likely talk, though I could be wrong about that myself.

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